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Loire Atlantique

 

Loire Atlantique is famous for its sea food

Loire-Atlantique (44)

Loire AtlantiqueLoire-Atlantique is a department on the west coast of France in the region of Pays de la Loire. The department shares borders with Morbihan, Ille-et-Vilaine, Maine-et-Loire, and Vendée, with the Atlantic on the west. Controversially the department (which is historically a part of Brittany) was separated from the region of Brittany in 1941. The name “Loire-Atlantique” comes from the Loire River and the Atlantic Ocean.

The coastline of Loire-Atlantique has over 50 beaches dotted with picturesque fishing villages and marinas.

 

 

Beziers Cathedrale, St Nazaire, Loire-Atlantique Loire Atlantique

Prefecture - Nantes

Places of Interest:

Pornichet, Le Croissac and La Turballe – popular touristic towns on the coast
Ponant, Houat and Belle-Isle – Atlantic islands
Nantes and St Nazaire – bustling modern cities, with medieval hearts

Weather in Loire Atlantique

Travelling to the Loire Atlantique

Ferry

Nearest ports to Loire Atlantique:

French Terminal St Malo Caen Cherbourg Rosocoff Le Havre Dieppe Calais Dunkerque
Approx. journey time to Nantes 2hr 05min 2hr 55min 3hr 35min 3hr 25min 3hr 50min 4hr 20min 5hr 40min 6hr


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Plane

Nearest Airports:

Airport Nantes Angers Poitiers Tours
Approx. journey time to Nantes - 1hr 10min 2hr 10min 2hr 20min

 

 

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Train

TGV Stations in the Pays de la Loire:

Laval, Le Croisic, La Baule-Escoublac, Le Mans, Le Pouliguen, La Roche-sur Yon, Les Sables-d'Olonne, Nantes, Pornichet, Savenay, St Nazaire